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Gender Inclusivity for the Mat

Yoga, a Sanskrit word, translates as union. We can further unite people by being gender inclusive in the language we use to share this practice. Yoga is for all people regardless of any dualistic, dividing factor. By opening up to non-conforming perspectives of gender ,we create more safe space...

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Mindfulness In Airports

I’ve been blessed with lots of travel during the past few years. All this travel has resulted in lots of time spent in airports. Airports can be exciting places to pass through but challenging places to spend extended periods of time in.Recently I had a three-hour layover in the Los Angeles...

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Creating a Unique Practice for You

Every body is unique. So your yoga practice should be unique too. Our bodies all have their own unique pasts, presents and futures. Whether it's injuries, genetics, or limitations, everyone has them. Creating self-awareness around our body’s needs, wants, and boundaries is the back bone of the...

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Kleshas, Suffering & Insight

The Kleshas, often referred to as the five afflictions, are outlined in the Yoga Sutras as causes of suffering. The Kleshas are a similar concept to what the Buddha outlined in The Four Noble Truths: that suffering is part of nature yet it’s our own relationship with it that determines how we...

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Walking Meditation to Calm the Mind

It took me some time to discover the magic of walking meditation. After my 200-hour yoga teacher training, I began to teach immediately. The thing I could not quite get to grips with was the meditation. I always start classes with centering and pranayama and finish with Savasana and then a very...

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Chakra Cleanse for a High Vibe Life

If we take a minute everyday to chakra cleanse, that minute will have a huge impact on our life. Living a high vibe life is a choice and a practice that one must make daily. A good friend of mine sent me a beautiful blend of essentials oils that she calls “MAGIC”.This blend of frankincense,...

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Whole Heart: Leaning Into Surrender

The HARDEST person to train is myself; where is my whole heart when I need it? Finding and keeping that inner “teacher” voice for myself is two-times the task. But I love sequencing my own yoga class. I write my flow in my journal, piecing together sequences depending on how I want to feel or...

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Every Breath Is A Little Miracle

Every breath we breathe is a little miracle, is it not? I’m not talking about religion or even spirituality; I’m pointing to the miraculousness of an organism adapting itself to its environment. We live on a planet abundant in nitrogen and our bodies developed the process of breathing; the...

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Encourage Awareness with Specific Language

As yoga teachers, I think it’s our job to encourage awareness with language that students understand. Thinking back to the first yoga classes I ever took, I actually didn’t enjoy them. I found them spacey, weird and kind of thought it was all mumbo jumbo. But I think this was because I didn’t...

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Curiosity as a Tool in Practicing Yoga

Curiosity is an essential skill that encourages joy in everyday life. It’s one of the things that can stoke the fire of inspiration to try new things and break out of any comfort zone. Although curiosity might not be the first thing that comes to mind for yoga, it can enrich anyone’s practice....

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